It’s been a good two years now since we last made contact. We’re friends on social media, but I don’t know. I guess I feel a little shy about messaging you.
I just wanted to let you know that I did hope to hang out with you outside of school and call you a close friend. You showed the level of energy that my own energy would require to explore life.
You were also someone I greatly admired for your work. You have amazing design skills and I have seen the amount of time and effort you put into your projects. I get inspired just by looking at your work and it pushes me to work just as passionately with mine.
I’ve also witnessed your more challenging moments. You were someone who always showed the “happy” and “I’ve got it handled” kind of energy, that’s why I was surprised when you admitted how burnt out you would be and needed some days to just relax and gain back that momentum. Needless to say that you inspired me even more because you reminded me that you are still human, and with every project or challenge you have to commit to, you aren’t always going to be at the top, or middle, of it every second that you’re working on it.
Beautiful outcomes do not always come from the vision of a perfect journey.
No matter how weird or quiet or inexperienced I was with design back then, I thank you for seeing me as an individual. Thank you for your kindness and guidance. Thank you for helping me with my own projects, and for taking time out of your schedule to be part of a couple of them. Thank you for being comfortable enough with my presence. I know I often have this “leave me alone” or resting b* face, but you eventually saw past them, and we were able to make jokes around each other.
And most of all, thank you for being you.
You are such a lovely person with a kind heart.
I hope that I can visit you someday in your hometown and you could teach me some snowboarding. I apologize in advance for the extra patience you might have to put up with me and my lack of athletic abilities, mainly balance.
We could also go on that lunch hangout we talked about because with how hectic the end of the semester turned out to be, I still would’ve really loved to have lunch with you, I. We’d have conversations about everything and anything and you might’ve figured out how wacky and weird I really am, aha.
On another serious note, just, thank you… a lot. If there were anyone in the last couple of years who has made a positive, everlasting impression and inspiration on me, it’s you.
I hope to eventually get that courage to message you soon and catch up.
For now, I hope you’re living your best life yet. I hope you’ve got that dream job you always wanted. I hope you’re still snowboarding it out there and laughing to your heart’s content.
Take care, I.
*Day 15 of 30 Letters In 30 Days – Someone Who Was A Classmate